Hasselblad Shakes Up Market with Mirrorless Medium Format X1D

Posted by on Wednesday June 22, 2016 | Camera

  One of the Internet’s long-running photo gear rumors was that Sony would introduce a medium format mirrorless camera, but it’s fallen to Hasselblad to take the first stab at it. [Update: we’ve published a short hands-on preview below.] The X1D sports a 50-megapixel medium format CMOS image sensor (43.8mm x 32.9 ) with 14... More

Ricoh Is Buying EyeFi Cloud

Posted by on Friday June 17, 2016 | Camera

Ricoh is scooping up Eyefi’s Cloud service and associated apps. Here’s an email that was distributed to Eyefi Cloud users announcing the move: We are pleased to announce that Ricoh Innovations Corporation (RIC) and Eye-Fi Inc have reached an agreement for the acquisition of Eyefi Cloud, and associated apps, by Ricoh. RIC is a member... More

Ricoh Introduces Pentax K-70 Plus New Lens

Posted by on Wednesday June 8, 2016 | Camera

Ricoh’s newest DSLR is built to last. The new Pentax K-70 boasts a dust and weather-resistant body alongside a few features first introduced on higher-end Pentax models. It sports a 24-megapixel sensor with a maximum ISO of 102,400. Also new is a Hybrid AF system that uses both image-plane phase-matching and contrast-detection autofocus technology to keep... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday May 27, 2016 | Camera

“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” ― Jeannette Walls **** The Woman Who Influenced Diane Arbus’s Eye –  WSJ Why Snapchat Could Change How Photographers Tell Stories – Time Why This 150 Year Old Photography Technique Is Coming Back – CNN Tainted Love: Why Photographers Fail... More

Photoshop’s Next Trick: Content-Aware Cropping

Posted by on Friday May 27, 2016 | Camera

Adobe pulled back the curtain on a new feature it’s planning on introducing to Photoshop. It’s called Content-Aware Crop and it’s able to fill in pixels around blank spaces when you expand or rotate an image. According to Adobe, you’ll be able to use the new tool to move the horizon by adding more sky or... More

Google’s Gigapixel Robot Camera Is Taking Pictures of Museum Work

Posted by on Tuesday May 17, 2016 | Camera, Fine Art

Medium format cameras are widely used in commercial photography but they also have a thriving (if less well-publicized) life in museums, where they’re used to create high quality digital files of precious artwork. Those cameras, and the photographers who operate them, have some new competition from Google’s Art Camera. This custom built, robotic camera creates... More

Earthquake Rattles CMOS Image Sensor Market

Posted by on Friday April 22, 2016 | Camera

A series of devastating Earthquake hit Japan earlier this month, claiming 44 lives and destroying infrastructure across the island of Kyushu. The quakes also appear to have dealt a blow to Sony’s CMOS image sensor business. Sony’s factory in Kumamoto, located near the epicenter of the quake, has been taken offline indefinitely while the company assesses... More

Hasselblad Introduces New H6D Medium Format System

Posted by on Thursday April 7, 2016 | Camera

Hasselblad has pulled back the curtain on a new line of medium format camera systems. The H6D range has been completely rebuilt with new technical components and an all new electronic platform, the company says. It will be compatible with the firm’s H lenses. The line will include the company’s first 100-megapixel CMOS back, the... More